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Holograms may appear at future Olympics: Report

Hamish Barwick | Aug. 13, 2012
Holograms of events could be projected from one stadium to another at the 2024 Olympic Games as the holographic technology continues to develop, according to a new report authored by experts from the IT and sporting industries.

Athletic advantage

According to the reports findings, athletes could have the potential to train better through the use of performance data and analysis meaning increased performance data to spot patterns and identify signs of improvement, weaknesses or even injuries.

Performance data collected from a University of Western Australia (WA) research project, which uses the latest 3D imaging and biomechanical techniques to quantify swimmers movement patterns, will be used to help Australian swimmers prepare for future Olympic Games.

The 3D imaging data, which has been analysed by sporting body, Swimming Australia, will be used to help swimmers at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Cloud

Cloud computing is also predicted to come into play for the uploading and downloading of data. For example, spectators wanting to post their photos or videos online in real-time could do so as Cloud networks improve.

However, Gillingham adds that user generated content will need to co-exist with traditional content sources -- especially as broadcasters have paid millions of dollars for the rights to screen events such as the Olympics.

Delayed feeds of user generated content is one possibility as is the broadcast rights being taken by new entrants competing with the traditional over the air broadcasters, he said.

 

 

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